Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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Global Streets

Global Streets sees three immersive events burst into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, providing entertainment for visitors of all ages during the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. Combining live construction, performance and playground elements, 'Tangle' invites families to create a large installation by weaving elastic together in a gigantic web. A dense landscape of colour will grow throughout the day as each strand is added, providing a place to play, bounce and explore.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Friday July 3 2015 - Sunday July 5 2015 Free
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Flamingo Pier

Critics' choice

One of the finest and most fun pop-up parties of last summer, Flamingo Pier is back – which is great news for anyone who likes their pop-ups with a big dose of tropical indulgence. The action takes place both inside Hackney Wick's Counter Cafe and on the venue's floating pontoon, as well as Counter's moored canalside boat. As before, there'll be DJs spinning deep disco and hip house soundtracks, street food, bespoke cocktails and craft beer, but for 2015 the Flamingo Pier crew have stepped things up: each night the party will be themed around a different exotic location or 'postcard'.

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Counter Café Friday July 3 2015 - Saturday October 3 2015
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Coffin Dodgers Disco

Critics' choice

Let's get reeeeeady to… er, grumble? Old timers Don and Reg have had enough of those fresh-faced youngsters clogging up dancefloors all over the capital, they're making some space for the golden oldies in the heart of city. How? With a strict no under-28s door policy, of course, governed by no-nonsense mistress Vera at the gate, so bring ID, folks. Once through, you can shuffle to your heart's delight to disco, indie, pop and rock by the likes of T-Rex, Kylie, Tom Jones, Soft Cell, Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Pulp and more. Plus there'll be 'The Oldest Swinger in Town' dance competition – just don't put your back out, eh?

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The Phoenix Friday July 3 2015 - Saturday October 3 2015
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Friday Night Freaks

Weirdos of London, unite! This late-night showcase of the most twisted, rude, shocking and just downright bizarre comedy and cabaret acts in town is back, for a sixth year. Expect filthy stand-ups, gross-out circus performers, glitzy cabaret acts and pretty much everything in between. As Missy Elliot would say: get your freak on.

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Udderbelly Friday July 3 2015
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Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Van Morrison, Chaka Khan, Neneh Cherry, Larry Graham, Rebecca Ferguson, Lisa Standfield, Hugh Masakela, The Bad Plus, Submotion Orchestra, Candi Staton, Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion, Gogo Penguin + more. Get your jazz, funk, blues and soul fix in the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house at this genteel weekender in the lush Sussex countryside. Jazz is the main player here, but there'll be plenty more accomplished and eclectic sounds courtesy of a great cast of established and upcoming talents.

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Glynde Place Friday July 3 2015 - Sunday July 5 2015
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Slow West

It ain't exactly action-packed, but this lovely, contemplative western goes out with a Godalmighty bang

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Minions

If you like your animated family movies noisy, imaginative and seriously silly, this one’s for you

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London Road

This filmed adaptation of a highly unusual slice-of-life musical drama is really something special

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